Dear Resource Parent,
When a child is placed in a kinship or traditional foster home, a Systems of Care (SOC) referral may be made by the child welfare (CW) specialist to the local SOC site. The referral to SOC is to provide extra supports for children in our care, as well as our valued resource families.
The SOC process and its supports are available immediately to your family. Through Wraparound, SOC works to strengthen your family’s ability to care for children with complex needs.
What is SOC?
SOC is a community of folks and agencies working together to take care of its own, and is made up of schools, counselors, parents, youth, and civic clubs, among others. This group, known as a Community Team, comes together to coordinate services within the community to meet the needs of families of children with serious emotional or behavioral challenges and complex needs. SOC currently has 65 community teams serving 77 counties in Oklahoma.
What is Wraparound?
Wraparound is a service through SOC that uses a family-centered team to help the family develop a plan on how to best understand the child’s needs and strengths and problem-solve as a family and community.
The Wraparound video helps the resource parent understand the benefits of Wraparound. This video is found in the Learning Management System (LMS) where the resource parent is able to watch the video and earn one hour of training credit.
We hope you to take the time to watch the video and become aware of the local supports available to you. If you have any questions, contact your child’s assigned worker or your foster care specialist.
If you do not have a Learning Management System account, go to bridgelms.oucpm.org to create one and view the video.